Andrew Guidi

Anchorage Superior Court | Third Judicial District

Andrew Guidi

Judge Guidi was appointed to the Superior Court in July of 2010. This is his second retention evaluation. Judge Guidi handles a mostly civil caseload with a small number of criminal cases.


Personal Statement

As John Adams said, “We are a government of laws, and not of men.” There can, therefore, be no more important public obligation than to be entrusted by the citizens of Alaska with the responsibility of fairly, faithfully and impartially applying the laws of this state. In response to this trust, I am committed to deciding each case fairly and impartially, according to the law, and I will continue to work hard to decide each case in a timely manner and fully explain the reasons for my decisions.

In addition, I am acutely aware that the court system could not function without the selfless dedication of the many citizens who serve as jurors in our cases. Juries are the fundamental unit of representative government; they serve to ensure that every person stands equally before the law and is fairly judged. I will continue to do my utmost to support and assist juries as they attempt to fulfill their role. This will include modifying the traditional manner in which we select jurors and try cases in order to deal with the COVID-19 environment.

It is a privilege and an honor to serve the citizens of Alaska as a Superior Court Judge.

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Judge Andrew Guidi

Performance Findings

The Council conducts a thorough performance review of each judge standing for retention. Key findings for Judge Guidi include:

  • Ratings by justice system professionals: Attorneys and social services professionals who appeared before Judge Guidi gave him very good reviews, as did court employees. The chart shows the survey ratings received by Judge Guidi.
  • Ratings by jurors: Jurors who served in trials before Judge Guidi during 2018 and 2019 rated him 5.0 overall on a five-point scale. One juror commented, “Judge Guidi was impressive and compassionate to all parties.”
  • Professional activities: The Council’s review of Judge Guidi’s professional activities showed positive contributions to his community and to the administration of justice. Judge Guidi served on the Anchorage Child in Need of Aid Therapeutic Court, a court for families involved in the child welfare system as a result of substance abuse. He served on the court system’s Child in Need of Aid Court Improvement Committee (a group that works to improve the court system’s handling of cases involving the child welfare system), and the court system’s Civil Rules Committee. He has spoken to Scout meetings upon invitation.
  • Other performance indicators: The Council’s review of other performance indicators, including Judge Guidi’s financial and conflict of interest statements, disqualifications from cases, and appellate reversal rates, raised no performance concerns.
  • Timeliness: Alaska law requires judges’ pay be withheld if a decision is pending longer than six months. The Council verified that Judge Guidi was paid on schedule, and he certified that he had no untimely decisions.
  • Ethics: There were no public disciplinary proceedings against Judge Guidi, and the Council’s review found no ethical concerns.
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